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Established in 1988, Island Lake Lodge has gained an international reputation for catskiing in the winter and a premiere front country lodge in the summer.  With hundreds of magazine articles written about the property and appearing in dozens of TV shows and Movies, it’s now wonder that Nation Geographic Traveler Magazine has called Island Lake “One of the most unique and authentic places to stay in Canada”.
Tell us a bit about your history, expansion and growth:
Starting in the early 1900’s, the land was owned by a series of logging companies who worked primarily in the lower valley of the 7,000-acre property.  During the 40’s, the lake itself became a favorite sport for locals to spend time and some of the first ski lines where pioneered.  These explorations continued into the 80’s when the Bear Lodge was built, and our first snow cat was delivered to what was then known as Island Lake Mountain Tours.  We have grown now to 4 lodges with 26 rooms, 
2 restaurants, 1 spa, 2 meeting rooms and being open for both winter and summer adventures. 
What is your mission, vision and values?
To be the preeminent provider of luxury mountain experiences, inspiring our guests and creating memories for a lifetime.  We accomplish this by being the best in the eyes of our guest, promoting and providing a safe environment, growing profitably, recognizing and rewarding employees, being committed to community responsibility and to continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
What are some of your shinning accomplishments?
We have been recognized with various awards including Best Marketing, Fernie Business of the Year, Community Tourism Achievement and an Employees First Award
Media and Film Coverage:
Link to our favourite Articles - HERE
Link to our Documentry - HERE
Contact Information:
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Boz 1229
602a 2nd Ace
Fernie, BC
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Capasiti Consulting Inc
Cindy Pearson and Steve Thomson
Capasiti Consulting Inc. (Capasiti) is a specialist management consulting firm focused on industry-led economic development initiatives in knowledge- and innovation-based sectors. 
Led by Cindy Pearson and Steve Thomson, Capasiti is a syndicate of experienced professionals who research, develop and deliver programs and policies for corporate and industry sector growth.
Tell us a bit about your history, expansion and growth.
Capasiti was formed in 2015 just shortly before Cindy and Steve moved from Vancouver to Fernie, BC. Before founding Capasiti, Cindy spent 18 years in senior executive roles at technology industry associations in Waterloo, Toronto and Vancouver, while Steve brings a background in market research and technology product development. Recognizing that they could run their business from anywhere, they chose to relocate closer to their family in Fernie, building a successful business from here.
What is your mission, vision and values?
To make a difference! Generating a positive impact, in our community, our province and our country.
What is one of your shinning accomplishments?
Cindy’s mainstay contract is with Techwest Canada, as the BC Regional Manager, an organization that assists technology companies with driving global partnerships and sales at select large international events.
Is there anything new or big happening provincially we should be aware of? 
Capasiti, in partnership with Under the Sun Consulting Corp., was recently chosen by the Province of British Columbia to deliver TechDev 101, a series of 14 regional workshops to help rural communities identify the critical elements needed to attract and support innovation and knowledge-based company’s and workers.
What was your most recent award?
Capasiti was awarded the 2016 Chamber Business Excellence award for their active contributions to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the Fernie business community
How can we contact you?
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